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How to Organize & Optimize Your Storage Space

One of the best ways to make your storage experience convenient and enjoyable is to plan ahead when packing your storage space. 

Here are few helpful tips to consider.

1. Keep a detailed list of all items - You should know exactly which items are going to be stored and keep a list so that you can refer to it whenever you need something. 

2. Consider using protective covering - Depending on the climate you may want to lay down moisture absorbers, a tarp, or other protective fabrics both on the floor and around valuable items.

3. Make sure you you can access items out of reach - Keep a fold-up step ladder in your storage unit so that you can easily and safely reach items that may otherwise be too high. 

4. Know which items you’ll need the most often. - Understanding which items you will use most often allows you to plan ahead and pack those things near the entrance of your storage unit for easy access. 

5. Create an aisle of space to access everything. - Pack things along the walls and leave the middle open or simply leave an aisle of space so that nothing will be out of reach. 

What storage tips do you have for organizing and optimizing your space? Let us know in the comments below!
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Please be sure to note our schedule for the New Year's Holiday. 
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Why you should declutter your self-storage unit this holiday season.

Chances are, you’ll be making multiple trips to your storage facility this holiday season.  To save time, it’s important to keep it clean and organized so you can spend more time with your family and less time sorting through boxes and bed frames.  Here are some reasons you may want to reorganize your self-storage unit this holiday season.

Holiday decorations  You’ll find it much easier to retrieve and restore your holiday decorations if you keep your space clean.  It’s likely been a year since you’ve accessed your holiday decor and if your storage unit isn’t clean, it probably means these items have found their way to the bottom of the pile.  Decorating is hard enough, don’t waste your time digging for decor.

Create space for household items  If you plan on being festive this holiday season, you’ll likely need to make room in your home for family and friends.  Declutter your home this holiday season to create space. An organized home helps to reduce stress and clear the mind, just what many of us need before the family arrives for dinner.

Make room for your favorite toys  It may be time to store your RV or boat.  If your storage unit is cluttered, you’ll likely waste a lot of time trying to make room for these larger items.  If you’ve acquired lots of things over the past year, it may be time to upgrade to a larger unit or rent a separate unit altogether.

Can you think of any other reasons to declutter your self storage unit this holiday season?  Let us know in the comments below!
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Tips on choosing a self-storage facility that’s right for you.

There are several things you need to consider when choosing a self-storage facility. 
Choose a facility that is secure. Facilities with security features can help reduce crime. It’s also important to consider the security of the property overall. Is it well-lit? Is it located in a safe neighborhood? Is there a fence around the property?
Make sure the accessibility hours work for you. It’s important to ensure you will be able to access your belongings at a time that works with your schedule. It’s also important to note the access policy to see if it’s possible to have a family member or friend access your unit if needed.
Consider your needs and budget before beginning your search. It’s helpful to understand what your needs are before beginning your search. For example, if you have a lot of large, valuable furniture that you need stored for a short amount of time it may be worth considering paying extra for a larger space. If you need a place you can access often then you’ll want to prioritize on the location and proximity from your home or work.

Let us know if you have any other tips when searching for a self-storage facility in the comments below!
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Storing in the #Summer:

Moving out of your apartment or dorm for the summer? Self-storage is the perfect solution for this time of year! Keep your things in one place ready to go for your next move. What’s the trick to finding the best spot for your stuff? Here are some starter ideas:

1) What size of unit do you need? - Most students find that a 5x5 unit is ideal for storing everything that won’t fit in the back of your car, but check with our storage experts for your perfect fit.
2) What amenities are useful? - Check out our access hours so you know when you can swing by to drop off or pick up a few boxes!
3) Preparing your stuff - Remember to defrost, clean, and dry your mini fridge. It’s also a great idea to clean your microwave to prevent mold. Never store any food or drink items, no matter how non-perishable!
4) Packing your stuff - Store books in multiple smaller boxes so they don’t get too heavy. 
5) Keep in touch - Keep a business card with our phone number,  your storage unit number, and gate access code. And always call with questions!

Share with your friends to spread the word about storage during the summer! 
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How much storage do you need?!  
It is important estimate the amount of storage space you will need for your belongings before purchasing a rental unit. Take inventory of the items headed into storage and write it down. Be sure to measure the dimensions of large bulky items like appliances and furniture. Take note of what is stackable and what is not. Plan for needing extra space so you have room to make a walkway to get to the back of your unit. Give us a call for more #storagetips, or comment with your own! 
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Wishing you all the best this holiday season! Please be sure to make note of our schedule for the Christmas holiday. 

For your convenience our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays!  
A-1 Self Storage locations will be closed to celebrate Christmas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2014. We wish you a happy and safe holiday!
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Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving! Our offices will be closed on 11/27 in observance of the holiday. 
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Are you planning on making a move anytime soon?

Get enough supplies - plan on needing extra boxes, tape and bubble wrap. Running out of supplies will only slow your move down. If your move requires dollies and hand trucks make sure they are available. 

Label everything - Make sure to label every box with its contents. This will speed up your unpacking process. 

Plan your move on a weekday when banks, utilities and other offices are open.

Reach out for help - No one enjoys the chore of moving, recruit family and friends to help with the move and make it fun. 

Let us know how the move goes and if you have any tips to share!
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In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1st. Normal access hours apply. For your convenience, our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays! 
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In observance of Independence Day, our office will be closed on Friday, July 4th.  Normal access hours apply.  For your convenience our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays!  

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!
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20704 Earl St Torrance, CA 90503
20704 Earl StreetUSCaliforniaTorrance90503
(310) 421-4730a1storage.com
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At A-1 Self Storage in Torrance, CA we are dedicated to providing you with the best in self storage. We offer month to month rentals in a clean, secure environment. Our state-of-the-art facility features our 24-hour rental/payment kiosk, convenient online bill payment, and 24-hour surveillance cameras. Our professional management staff will be glad to assist you -- we are here to help! Whether you are moving into a new home, expanding your business, going away to college, or even making space in your garage, we are here to help you along the way.

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"I love the cleanliness and customer service offered."
"The rates are comparable to others in the area and in some cases cheaper."
"I don't expect service like that anywhere, much less at a self storage place."
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Suzanne Grudnitski
3 months ago
I recently rented a storage unit for a client of mine and Letty made the process as easy and pleasant as I could have hoped for. She was friendly, professional and efficient. The rental rates are quite reasonable and the facility appears to be clean and well run.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Great to hear, Suzanne! Thank you for sharing.
Ws Sambrano
9 months ago
I have been using A1 Self Storage for quite some time now. The facility is always clean and very secure. Letty the manager is very friendly and helpful. I recently needed a second space for more of my stuff and Letty made the process very easy. She recommended a size that worked out perfectly. I am absolutely happy with this place and have recommended a few friends. If you need storage, A1 is the place to go!
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing!
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Chris Petrini
a year ago
BE PREPARED TO HAVE AN RENTAL INCREASE EVERY YEAR / 6MONTHS! My experience with A-1 Self Storage hasn't been a great one. MY ONLY issue is with billing. My spaces have been great, everything is clean, but when it comes down to it. Its all about money. I was overpaying for a space in Redondo, thus I came to A-1 Self Storage. Since I have been there, I have had a raise in monthly rent, every year! Now I am paying $24 dollars MORE, then I was originally paying when I moved my storage here in the first place. This company is all about your money. I PROMISE YOU, after your first year you will see nothing but rate increases. After my 2nd Rate Increase I complained and was told on the phone that there would not be another rate increase on my unit for years. I was actually told that. 3 months later I got a rate increase. I called to reference my conversation about NO MORE INCREASES and they had no idea what I was talking about. Like I made it all up in my head. I am going to take my buiz elsewhere as soon as the next increase hits. My space is small enough its no big deal. I really feel sorry for people with big spaces that really can't move. Your going to get screwed here but maybe its like this with all rental spots. Paying this much money for my little box is absolutely RIDICULOUS! The A-1 I go to is in Torrance on Earl. Take your business elsewhere! I'm so glad the company asked me to leave a review. People need to know what will happen upon becoming a customer here. Again... Everything else is great, except for getting wallet raped every month. If your a fan of that, come on down!
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you for your feedback. We, like most storage companies, move in customers at extremely discounted rates. We therefore review those rates at 5-6 months and sometimes make adjustments accordingly. We then review rates again after another 12 months and evaluate market conditions and pricing. If you would like to discuss this matter with an Area Manager, please email social@a1storage.com with your contact details.
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irene hernandez
4 months ago
Awesome service!
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thanks!
Nate Morefield
9 months ago
I'm currently using A-1 for some temporary storage as I sell one home and move into another. The escrows didn't line up so I have my stuff in storage until I can move it to my new house. The sign up process was super easy, and the gal at the front desk helped me figure out how much space I'd need. She also gave my 4 year old daughter a pencil and paper to draw on while I did paperwork. I don't expect service like that anywhere, much less at a self storage place. Can't beat that! The unit is clean and secure, and the elevator and hallways are always clean and well maintained.
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Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Thank you for sharing your experience, Nate!
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K L Tanemura
10 months ago
The rates are comparable to others in the area and in some cases cheaper. I love the cleanliness and customer service offered.
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Thanks much, K L.
Jamie Mchaffie
a year ago
I have been renting a storage unit here for years and have never had any problems....the lot is always nice n clean the staff is very friendly n helpful n prompt when u need anything lately I have been having problems with the kiosk to pay my bill..technology just doesn't like me...but the customer service rep Ashley is always awesome n she never minds what ever issue I bring her way...Thankyou
A Google User
3 weeks ago
This is one of the best storage EXPERIENCES EVER!!! The facility is simple,clean and comfortable. The initial process was so pleasant AND I couldn't have had more patient and caring customer service especially during a challenging time and I haven't had positive storage experiences prior. Thank you and I would recommend to everyone..:::)))))
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
We're so glad things went so well for you, Ariane. Thank you for sharing your experience.